Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Lawyers bear a responsibility to use their training, experience, and skills to provide volunteer services in the public interest. This concept pro bono publico distinguishes the legal profession from many alternative career paths. Illinois lawyers and law firms donate thousands of hours in free legal services each year in addition to providing major financial support to legal aid organizations.
Chicago Bar Foundation Guide to Pro Bono Opportunities
Illinois Legal Aid Practice Resources
Illinois Legal Aid Volunteer Opportunities for Lawyers
ISBA Pro Bono Opportunities and Information for Lawyers
Legal Assistance Referrals
Pro Bono Guide
Illinois Legal Aid Online
A Report on the Pro Bono Work of America’s Lawyers